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2019 National Signing Day For Marching Bands

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Welcome to the 209 National Signing Day For Marching Bands. Today we welcome Charles Conner Band Director at Butler College Prep in Chicago, IL. These young scholars are ready to announce to the world were they will be marching in the fall. Congratulations Students!!

Ivion Coleman – Snare
Daniel Hannah – Baritone
Vannessa Bynum – Saxophone
Marshawn Murphy – Tuba

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (19:08), Block Band Music & Publishing (7:43) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (20:00) BlockUsUp.com (8:29) SmokeeOs BBQ (20:42)

Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

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2019 National Signing Day Marching Bands & Seven Years To The Good!

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May is a great month for The Marching Podcast. It is graduation month at Colleges and Universities, its my mother’s birthday (May 21. Happy Birthday Mom! 🙂 and we celebrate our anniversary broadcasting our podcast to the world from May 19, 2012.

Check Out Our Very First Podcast Hello World!http://bit.ly/1Q8rZH2

This year seven years in and definitely some upgrades, we are proud to say we have given over 1000$ in scholarships and building awareness and the enrollment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We also believe this is the best month to continue our National Signing Day for Marching Bands Series. It’s a celebration when our young people get a key to enable their independence and we want to let this month be a huge party for us, our graduates, scholarship recipients, and future leaders of our world!

May 20-24 we will celebrate our anniversary and National Signing Day for Marching Bands. We kick off the week by talking to two of our scholarship recipients from our first show in 2015.

Monday May 20, 2019 – Manuel Powell at 9:30 pm EST

Wednesday May 22, 2019 – Alexis Terry at 9:30 pm EST

Check out Manuel and Alexis on our first National Signing Day For Marching Bands Podcast from 2015! – http://bit.ly/1J0718v

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To kick off the 2019 class on Thursday at May 23 6:30 pm EST we will talk to a new group for 2019 from Butler College Prep in Chicago, IL. Band Director Charles Conner was a guest on our show and has a great group of scholars to announce on our network were they will be going to school in the fall.

Check out Choppin’ It Up with Charles Connerhttp://bit.ly/2Mn3RVP

Finally on Friday May 24 at 6:30 pm EST we will introduce another crop of scholars from Columbia High School in Decatur, GA. Band Director Zac Nealy will be an upcoming guest on Choppin’ It Up and is excited to give his students this experience to promote to the world were they will march this fall.

Make sure to join this wonderful series of celebrating our young scholars as they progress through higher learning and Happy Seventh Birthday to all of the supporters of The Marching Podcast!!!

2019 Choppin It Up with Charles Conner

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In this episode we meet Charles Conner. Charles is a Band Director with an interesting resume’. Find out where Charles is from, were he went to school and the professional timeline of his career.

This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions (57:14), Block Band Music & Publishing (55:43) Kevin Peete of RE/MAX PATRIOTS (58:04) BlockUsUp.com (56:33) Smokee Os BBQ (58:45)

Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at marchingpodcast@gmail.com, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at https://themarchingpodcast.blog/ We hope you enjoy the show!

NOTES:

Where is Charles and his family from? – 2:15

What was your first HBCU/Music experience? – 3:04

Connections to his hometown / High school – 12:17

FAMU Band Camp / Recruited by / College decision – 15:28

Similar Stories – 33:28

Most memorable experience marching – 38:50, 47:57

After finishing college – 59:53

Director of Bands – 1:04:48 / Next Step – 1:07:05

Founding a Program – 1:17:40

Hardest part of the job – 1:18:45

Most memorable so far – 1:25:56

Chat Room Questions – 1:12:02, 1:33:08

The 5th Quarter – 1:43:43, 2:02:40

Plans for the program / Advice to music students – 1:47:20

Closing – 2:07:02

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